“Immigrants and Housing Demand” in America.

The well-respected Urban Land Institute recently looked at “the role immigrants play in local housing markets”, focusing on five metropolitan areas including the San Francisco metro. How will immigration affect real estate in these areas and influence the type of “housing products” they build? The answers may challenge the orthodoxy on how to solve Silicon Valley’s housing crisis.

A megaregion that’s hot! hot! hot!

The Bay Area has four of the twenty hottest real estate markets nationally, according to realtor.com. Another top-twenty metro is just south of us, and three others are also located in the Northern California region. Or, as some are starting to call it, the Northern California Megaregion.

“Why Millennials Are (Partly) to Blame for the Housing Shortage.”

As part of the on-going boomer conspiracy to dodge responsibility for everything wrong with the world, The Wall Street Journal contends that the country’s housing shortage is due, at least in part, to “the rush of young people to U.S. cities over the past few years”. “As young people and builders have shifted their focus toward trendier urban markets,” the Journal reports, “overall housing construction has declined”.